A History of Helping

In 1961, Mylan began with a goal to help people living in small towns and rural communities gain access to affordable medicine. Throughout the years, one of our founders, Milan “Mike” Puskar, made giving back a hallmark of the way Mylan does business.

That tradition is still with us—in the way we work to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and in our ongoing support for communities and charities. It’s how we see the world.

Where some see an epidemic in a faraway land, we see an opportunity to help bring medicine to the millions who might need it.

Where others believed a complex, worldwide network of suppliers and manufacturers would perpetually defy efforts at quality regulation, we believed the pharmaceutical industry had an opportunity to empower the Food and Drug Administration to meet the challenges of the global era. The result became the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments and the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, both of which help ensure that all suppliers to the U.S. pharmaceutical market are held to one quality standard.

Globally we also support the philanthropic work of others, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Pittsburgh Promise, United Way, March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House and the American Cancer Society.

In 2012, Mylan became the title sponsor of World TeamTennis and their Smash Hits event. The event, created by Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John, supports several HIV/AIDS-based charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

It’s all part of our belief that you can “do good and do well” at the same time.